The next wave of acts have been announced for the Guy Garvey curated Meltdown festival.
Meltdown 2016, the 12-day event in June this year, will host Richard Hawley, Marika Hackman, The Plumedores (featuring elbow guitarist Mark Potter, NZCA Lines, Tiggs Da Author, Steve, Mano McLaughlin, Kiran Leonard, and Jesca Hoop.
In addition, an eclectic programme of free events and activities has been added to the festival. The Bryan Glancy Stage presents free live music from emerging and established artists on the 11th and 18th June and for families, the Meltdown Circus Day on the 12th June is packed with performances and interactive workshops.
Garvey said, "There are so many amazing free events and performances happening during the festival and I’ve tried to make sure that everybody is catered for. I’m particularly looking forward to the Meltdown Circus Day, Snoozetime Storytime and the Evidently Spoken Word Night.
"The Bryan Glancy stage is named after a sadly missed old friend who was a very popular figure in and around the Manchester music scene. He made it his business to bring people together and promote art wherever he could so I thought it would be a fitting name for a free stage that introduces new listeners to their next favourite artist.
"I cannot find the words for how excited I am about the people who have said yes. So many of the best performances are free. It makes Meltdown a very special festival and it will create the loveliest atmosphere. Drop in any time. Even if you’ve only got a lunch hour. You won’t be disappointed."
Tickets for the newly announced events go on sale to members at 10am Wednesday 6th April, and general sale at 10am Friday 8th April.
Alongside some very well known artists, introducing lesser-known acts will be a theme for Garvey's Meltdown as he continues to champion new and undiscovered artists extending his work on BBC 6 Music’s Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour and more recently with his TV show Music Box with Guy Garvey.
Meltdown takes place over all 21 acres of the Southbank Centre, including the riverside, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. The dates for Meltdown 2016 are confirmed as Friday 10th until Sunday 19th June 2016.
The programme announced so far is:
10 June Lift To Experience + Kiran Leonard, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
10 June Drunk At Vogue, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall (10.30pm)
10 June Friday Lunch Helen Whitaker
11 June Femi Kuti + Tiggs da Author, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
11 June K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade / Afriquoi, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall (10.30pm)
11 June This Is The Kit, Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden (7pm)
11 June Meltdown The River, Meltdown Party Boat (departs from Royal Festival Hall) (12:30pm & 6:30pm)
11 June The Bryan Glancy Stage - free live music, Riverside Terrace (1pm - 7.30pm)
12 June Meltdown Circus Day, Southbank Centre (11.30am - 5.30pm)
13 June I Am Kloot presenting 'Sky At Night' + The Plumedores, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
14 June The Staves, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
14 June Evidently, Blue Room at Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
15 June Connan Mockasin + NZCA/Lines, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
15 June Steve, Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall (10.30pm)
16 June Richard Hawley, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
17 June Guy Garvey + Jesca Hoop, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
17 June Friday Tonic - Mano McLaughlin, Foyer Spaces(7.30pm)
18 June Laura Marling + Marika Hackman, Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
18 June The Bryan Glancy Stage - free live music, Riverside Terrace (1pm - 7.30pm)
18 June Beyond The Bassline - Guy Garvey Special, St Paul’s Roof Pavilion (3pm)
18 June Snooztime Storytime with Vanessa Woolf and Guests
19 June The Boat We’re In featuring Guy Garvey Robert Plant, Nadine Shah, Nick Mulvey, and Josephine Oniyama, joined onstage by Southbank Sinfonia and choirs Royal Festival Hall (7.30pm)
19 June Refugees Welcome, across public spaces in Royal Festival Hall (1pm - 7pm)
For the line-up details as available see the Meltdown line-up page.
Ticket prices vary depending upon event.
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